EducationUniversity of California, Davis
B.S. in Biology (Minor in Wildlife Conservation). 10 Years in tutoring experience. $30/Hour.
ExperienceI recently wrote a book called "How to Get a State Job" to help people get jobs with the state of California. For information on how to get a job or CA state job please visit my website www.howtogetastatejob.com.
// Tutor Doctor // November 2011 - Present // Sacramento
-Provide private tutoring to high school students
-Help students built study and organization skills
// Frog Tutoring // June 2011 - Present // Sacramento
-Provide tutoring sessions to students
-Help students prepare for tests and exams
// Total Education Solutions // September 2011 - December 2012 // Sacramento
-Taught elementary school kids reading, writing, and math
-Write progress reports on the students outlining their strengths and weaknesses
// University of California, Davis // March 2011 - June 2011 // Davis
-Served as Teacher Assistant for a class consists of 200 students
-Helped students on writing papers, studying for exams, and doing class projects
// Davis Medical Center // June 2010 - December 2010 // Sacramento
-Volunteer to help take care of sick babies and children
-Helped kids overcome their fear of being hospitalized
// Sacramento City College // March 2008 - June 2008 // Sacramento
-Tutored college students in college level math and biology
-Acted as the supervisor back-up when he/she was absence
HobbiesI love to play basketball and was the captain of my intramural basketball team for 4 years. I am very sporty and outgoing. I love to learn and try new things. I am also very supportive of events that are for great causes. I have participated many fund raising events such as 24 Hour Relay, March of Dimes, and Sacramento Food Bank. Other hobbies that I enjoy doing include learning piano, watching movies, listening to music, eating new food, photography, and traveling.
Client Reviews (10)
Tu helped my daughter in Chemistry. He was extremely helpful and understanding. Very punctual, reliable, flexible, and straight forward. A+++!! :)
Replied quickly, but was on vacation. Seemed like a nice individual. We went with another tutor because of our immediate need.
Before receiving help from Tu, I was struggling in my calculus AB class. I used to think that I was a very hard worker because I usually did all my homework. However, a lot of times when I came across problems that I thought were too hard, I just skipped them. After working with Tu, he taught me that it is better to try to solve a problem and get stuck on it or get the wrong answer as opposed to skipping it, because that’s what hard working really means. Hard work is not giving up because something is hard, but continuing to make an effort even though you’re not sure what you’re doing. He told me that a lot of times the answers are in the book and that if I ever get stuck on something I should just try to backtrack and read it. He encouraged me to read the book more because a lot of times the reason I struggled was because I didn’t spend enough time reading or trying to understand what I read. The approaches that Tu taught me have helped me learn more efficiently and they built a foundation where I could attack more difficult problems on my own with less time. Tu is a great tutor because he not only showed me how to get to the right answers, but he also taught me to be more successful independently, and that matters a lot to me. I still see Tu occasionally when I have difficulties on my homework or if I want to review for a test, but for the most part I feel like I understand a lot of the materials I am learning now.
I see that a lot of people have written their experience about Tu after they’re being Tutored, I’ll write my differently (specifically during the sessions). First of all, Tu tutored me in Geometry and Biology. I hate those subjects because they did not make a lot of sense to me and they’re so boring! (I still think they’re boring by the way).Tu though, did an excellent job explaining things to me with his impromptu story telling skills. For example, when we were studying about the structure of a cell, he told me that “Ok, just think of a cell as a house and that the protein is you. Before you leave the house, you want to look good right? So what do you have to do? You have to pick the right outfit, you got to fix your hair, do your nails, don’t eat stinky food, etc…that’s similar to a protein, before it can leave the cell, it has to go through different processes in order for it to be functioning” lol. He is so funny. I have had many tutors before but none of them were like Tu. They were pretty dull and boring but Tu’s different. He has the ability to come up with funny stories that help me learn so much better. He also gave me a bunch of tips on how to improve my study skills for example, how to take notes and how to review notes before a test or exam. Anyway, I’ll stop writing because I don’t want to make my review an essay but as one can see how much of an impact Tu has made on me. He’s an amazing tutor and I highly recommend him!
One word - WOW! Tu arrived early and was extremely well prepared for the tutoring session. I could tell he's not only very passionate about the subject, but he did an amazing job relating to my son and teaching him in a way he could understand. It was a joy watching him work and instill both knowledge and confidence in my son. He's a very bright individual who has an uncanny ability to take concepts and simplify them down to their core, then builds upon this foundation until you have a fundamental understanding of the subject at hand. I've gone through multiple tutors on this site, but none have been anything like Tu. I highly recommend him.
Tu is a really good tutor! I'm a slow learner and yet he's very patient with me. He tries to simplify things in a way that I can understand it more easily. One time, I couldn't understand this biology problem and he tried to explain it to me by making a visual and creating a really fun story along with it and that really helped. He's really nice and is always willing to help me. I really recommend him! Thanks Tu!
Tu is a great tutor in the sense that he really cares about his students. He worked around my school schedule and made sure I understood the subject matter. If I was still confused about a particular topic, he would break down the problem so that it was easy to understand. I definitely recommend Tu if you need help with math/science.
Tu is an awesome tutor. I was having a hard time in Algebra II since I wasn’t do so well back in Algebra I, but Tu totally changed that. We spent a lot of times reviewing old concepts that I was struggling with and that helped tremendously. During the sessions, many times when I felt like giving up because I didn’t think I could solve a certain problem, Tu would continue to encourage and motivate me to try harder. To confirm my understanding of a concept, he would constantly challenge me to similar problems until I felt comfortable at solving them. I really enjoyed his teaching style because he made me believe more in myself. I feel that I’ve learned so much from him. Thank you Tu!
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